With NBA’s All-Star festivities approaching, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull and others have added their names to the list of performers for the events scheduled to take place later this month in Orlando, Florida. 

Minaj will start things off for the All-Star Game, performing a medley of songs as players are introduced. Mary J. Blige will follow with the U.S. national anthem. Pitbull and Ne-Yo will then team up for the halftime show. 

The day before NBA All-Star Game, fans will be able to see Flo Rida and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas as both will perform at the Saturday night events. Those events include the popular Slam-Dunk Contest and more skills-based competitions. 

J. Cole and Gym Class Heroes were also tapped for the weekend’s festivities. They will perform at the first ever All-Star pregame concert. J. Cole, Common and Ne-Yo will also play in 2012’s All-Star Celebrity Game.

NBA All-Star Weekend will take place from February 24-26. 

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